February 2004

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Volume 4 Issue 2

Editorial Staff

Clinical Editor
Bradley Knight, MD
Executive Editor
Laurie Gustafson
Managing Editor
Jodie Elrod
Production Manager
Alexa Flinn

Editorial Correspondence

Jodie Elrod, Managing Editor, EP Lab Digest
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According to recent reports in December 2003, new research shows that AEDs may not be as effective as originally thought (see news item at right). In the editorial below, Laurie Potter, RN discusses the trial data. This article cites two studies r…
Efficacy of Rhythm-Control Therapy to Prevent AF Recurrence Limited The results of a recent study have shown a trend toward a lower rate of early atrial fibrillation (AF) recurrence at 24 hours after direct-current (DC) cardioversion in patients rec…
Readers, I am so happy to be able to bring this interview to you. Dr. Estes has long been a pioneer in the EP field. He has focused much of his career in ICD and atrial fibrillation research. He has participated in many clinical trials, including the…
St. Luke's-Roosevelt was formed in 1979 by a merger of St. Luke's Hospital (established in 1846) and The Roosevelt Hospital (established in 1871). Their Arrhythmia Service performs a wide variety of electrophysiology studies and services, including 2…
In this new monthly section, authors will present case reports using mainly electrocardiographic and angiographic images to demonstrate pre- and post-procedure. Drs. Cohen and Lederman have provided a case on persistent left superior vena cava for th…
Stressed out at work? Days in the EP lab can get pretty busy, so if you need some inspiration, take the advice of David Stein, who works as a motivational speaker in his spare time. He writes that it is especially important for us in the healthcare i…
What advancements were seen in 2003? What can we expect this year? In this article, Drs. Link and Phang discuss what the biggest EP topics were, including the new treatments for atrial fibrillation and congestive heart failure, ICD therapy options, a…
We were first introduced to Dr. Leon in our November/December 2003 issue, in which his hospital s EP lab was spotlighted. This month we take a closer look at his accomplishments. Why did you choose to work in the field of electrophysiology? I became…
Can you guess what is in these photos? Attached are two electrograms for the first installment of this special monthly feature. Send us your responses we will publish the answer in next month s issue! Description: These recordings were obtained a…